Sunday, March 23, 2008

Christ has Risen!




We wish you all a very Blessed and Happy Easter! Christ has died , and has Risen today for us and will come again to offer all that follow Him, eternal life!

Hello from the Natal Midlands! We arrived safely on Friday afternoon and have had a fantastic time with lots of laughter and precious moments, but most of all being together as a family, is priceless! Deqlan has been having a wonderful time to say the least - he laughed at the HUGE pigs oinking and splashing in deep mud , and had a quick chuckle at the horses - but what Deqlan loves the most is the huge amount of space and freedom; our Deqlan - just runs and runs and runs and loves playing with his Dada and his soccer balls - man , he is so good with a ball - he really is - must be talent from his Dada - he really handles the ball so well - i know he is going to be a great soccer player and i would love Deqlan to do something he loves so much - but more than the soccer, is the amount of time him and Dada have together -priceless. I think its going to be very hard for all of us, especially when Dada goes back to work - but lets not think about that for at least another week!

We had a wonderful Easter Sunday! Deqlan woke up and Mama Bunny quickly ensured the eggs and bunnys were hidden away before our soldier ventured out in the house. Deqlan had great delight in finding his Easter eggs and was spoilt rotten by Grandpa and Nanna bunny, as well the Du Plessis bunnies, Megs and Conrad & Keaton !

We then enjoyed a lovely Easter breakfast and most of us cuddled up for a morning lie in! We woke up to the smells of Nanna's roast lamb, potatoes and other delicious food Nanna so lovingly prepared for her Easter table

We then all took a trip up to the reception area that has lots of beautiful green grass for Deqlan to run and kick his ball on. It was very difficult to get our soldier to come back to the house - he couldve stayed up there the whole day!

We came back to the house and enjoyed some more soccer and running around round the house, before eventually retiring for the night round 830 after being sick - we think Deqlan had to much food and milk and water and to active for his little tummy! But he is fast asleep and seems much better now!

Poor little Keaton had terrible colic today - and not much rest. We all had a turn trying to calm him and ease the pain and find something to distract him with.It was certainly "Test the Team" time, with colic winning most of the rounds, until a warm bath, piano music by Richard Clayderman, and a well-earned feed at feeding time, was the "rescue" our Keaton required. By mid evening, he had settled into a cosy sleep with dreams producing some beautiful smiles.

More adventures await our holiday camp tomorrow so were are really hoping for great weather. We are hoping to take the our boys to "Mother Goose" which is a kiddies "petting animal farm" and possibly a picnic on a mountain serving Swiss cheese, so that we can truly take to the hills "Sound of Music" style and have some "hills are alive" fun with "a lonely goat herd" and other animals at the mountain farm.

Thank you for your lovely Easter messages, hope you all have a lovely day and wonderful long weekend, celebrating the true meaning of Easter, Christ rising!

God Bless and lots of love from the mountains,
Mark , Samm, Deqlan, Nanna & Grandpa, Megs and Conrad and Keaton

MAY THIS EASTER REMIND US OF ITS TRUE MESSAGE, WHICH IS HOPE,
ITS MEANING WHICH IS LIFE, AND ITS REASON WHICH IS LOVE!

P.S - PHOTOS TAKING VERY LONG TO DOWN LOAD TONIGHT SO SHALL TRY AND LOAD MORE TOMMOROW!

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